SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Trevor Bauer was unable to do quite his full pregame routine his long-toss warmup did not extend from foul pole to foul pole, for one thing and he had his roughest outing of the spring Wednesday.
Bauer gave up six hits and two runs to the San Francisco Giants in three innings, one fewer than the D-backs had hoped to see. He struck out two and did not walk a batter, but he had difficulty with his location. Bauer threw first-pitch strikes to six of the 15 batters he faced, and his high pitch count 53, 35 strikes led to his early departure.
Asked what was working, he said: Not a lot. Everything sucks today. Flip a coin, pick one, and hope they dont hit it out of the park.
My mechanics were off a little bit, he added. Ive had four outings, and this is probably the worst Ive thrown the ball. What are you doing to do? They hit one ball hard. I broke two bats on base hits. They chopped a ball on the ground and roll it through the hole. A bad swing on a curve ball ...